Enhance Your Day With the Perfect Workplace Distraction

August 23, 2018

If your workspace has seemed a bit shoutier than usual in the last few days, you might have Nicole He to blame. The Brooklyn-based programmer and technologist is the creator of ENHANCE.COMPUTER, an online “cyberpunk game” that recalls the futuristic voice-command sleuth-machines found in films like Blade Runner: By shouting out directives like “MOVE DOWN!,” “MOVE LEFT!,” and especially “ENHANCE!,” you can zoom in on a picture, find a hidden…


Behind the Scenes of Black Panther‘s Afrofuturism

February 16, 2018

In Black Panther, the future is female. Sure, the titular hero is the man-king T’Challa, but his bodyguards, advisers, and chief technologist are all women. Same goes for the crew behind the camera: The design of the movie’s setting—the fictional African nation of Wakanda—mostly comes from production designer Hannah Beachler (Moonlight, Beyoncé’s Lemonade) and costume designer Ruth Carter (Amistad, Selma). “The challenge was imagining how something futuristic looks in Africa,”…